Effect of diesel injection parameters on instantaneous fuel delivery using a solenoidoperated injector with different fuels


  • Octavio Armas University of Castilla–La Mancha
  • Carmen Mata University of Castilla–La Mancha
  • Simon Martínez-Martínez Autonomous University of Nuevo León




common rail, rate of injection, solenoid-operated injector, diesel injection


This work describes an experimental setup for obtaining pressure variation and rate of injection profiles per engine stroke. This study focuses on the following experimental parameters: flow meter's backpressure, injection pressure, and duration of the process. An IAV EVI-2-type flow meter is used to measure the rate of injection. The work has been carried out using a common rail system with a solenoid-operated injector. As result, time proÆ les of: current intensity throughout the injector (electric pulse), pressure variation in flow meter (p) and the rate of injection are presented. The study has been carried out with four different fuels: a diesel fuel without biodiesel, a diesel fuel with 5.83% of biodiesel, a biodiesel fuel derived from animal fats and a synthetic diesel fuel derived from a Fischer Tropsch process at low temperature. The experimental set up and the established procedures have proven to be adequate for studies with current diesel injection systems. The differences registered in rate of injection have been mainly caused by the differences in density of fuels studied.

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Author Biographies

Octavio Armas, University of Castilla–La Mancha

Technical School of Industrial Engineering.

Carmen Mata, University of Castilla–La Mancha

Technical School of Industrial Engineering.

Simon Martínez-Martínez, Autonomous University of Nuevo León

Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.


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Armas, O., Mata, C., & Martínez-Martínez, S. (2012). Effect of diesel injection parameters on instantaneous fuel delivery using a solenoidoperated injector with different fuels. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (64), 9–21. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.13101

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